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Ronald John L. Dickman

June 1, 1935 - September 26, 2007

SPRINGFIELD – Ronald John L. Dickman, 72, a resident of Springfield since he was 8 years old, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born June 1, 1935, in Meredosia, the son of Henry and Freda Floyd Dickman. He married Marion L. Witham on Oct. 13, 1956. His parents and brother, Wilbur Chip Dickman, preceded him in death.

Mr. Dickman was a retired laborer and construction worker for Laborers Local 477 and was a foreman at Standard Concrete. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was an avid Cardinals fan and fisherman. He enjoyed bowling and loved gardening, especially his tomatoes.

Surviving are his wife, Marion L. Dickman, who has worked at Macy’s for 30 years; three daughters, Rhonda Dickman-Creviston (companion, Richard Waters) of Springfield, Loretta Goetz (companion, Mark Meyer) of Springfield and Belinda (husband, Steve) Steskal of Pawnee; three grandsons, David Anthony Long, Caleb John Michael Goetz (companion, Cara Hollenback) and Jorden Goetz; two granddaughters, Angela Angily Creviston (companion, Wayne Watson) and Alisha Goetz (companion, Kevin Usher); seven sisters, Betty (husband, George) Powell of Springfield, Mary Jane Knight of Springfield, Karen (husband, Johnny) Williams of Pekin, Sharon (husband, Mike) Garvin of Auburn, Lana Sue Barton of Rochester, Cindy (husband, Dale) Phillips of Springfield and Susan Kay (husband, Rodney) Wilson of Beardstown; a sister-in-law, Ruth Dickman of Springfield; three brothers, Henry Bud (wife, Ann) Dickman, William Bill (wife, Cathy) Dickman and Douglas (wife, Barb) Dickman, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Olson officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Air Force.

Memorials may be made to Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation.

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